Tag Archives: antique shows

Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the encased silvered part of the glass, except during its first few years. While rumors abound regarding the danger of being poisoned when using tableware made with “mercury glass,” it is a myth that comes from […]

On the Road to … Vermont

On the Road to ... Vermont

Antiquing is a great way to get out and experience the history and culture of Vermont. The Green Mountains are blessed with fascinating antique shops throughout the state and some significant multi-dealer cooperatives. Depending upon which area you visit, choose a destination and plan from there. Visit the Vermont Antiques Dealers Association website (www.vermontada.com), AntiqueTrails.com, […]

On the Road to… Madison-Bouckville

On the Road to... Madison-Bouckville

45th Annual Madison-Bouckville August 15-21, 2016 It’s been said that “if you can’t find it in Bouckville, it probably doesn’t exist.” That’s because every year in mid-August, nearly 2,000 vendors bring their rarities, vintage furniture, classic toys, and more to the hamlet of Bouckville for the largest outdoor antique event in the state. But did […]

On the Road to… Ohio

On the Road to... Ohio

Known as the “Buckeye State,” Ohio holds a rich place in our nation’s history, especially when it comes to glassmaking. Glassmaking shifted to Ohio in the late 1800s where fuel, railroads, and waterways made manufacturing and shipping more affordable. The industry boomed, spawning dozens of small-town glass companies and earning Toledo (birthplace of the automated […]

On the Road to… New Mexico

On the Road to... New Mexico

Perhaps nowhere else does art and architecture capture the vernacular and cultural landscape as perfectly as in New Mexico; a place where modernism and primitivism comfortably coexist. The last two decades of the 1800s saw a migration of artists to New Mexico, and the settling of art colonies in Taos and Santa Fe that spawned […]

On the Road to… Florida

Florida Antique Trail

Snowbirds, vacationers, dealers and antique lovers are making their way down south to Florida for what promises to be a full and active winter season of antiques and collectibles shows. With so many shows and activities on the calendar scheduled for January and February, lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun will be […]

On the Road to… North Carolina

On the Road to... North Carolina

From Atlantic Ocean beaches to the Appalachian Mountains, fall in the beautiful state of North Carolina is for antique lovers. While there, experience one of the state’s greatest cultural treasures: the tradition, fine arts, music and dance of the 10,000-year-old Cherokee culture. Visit the battlefields and other sites that tell tales of N.C. history in […]

On the Road to… New Hampshire

On the Road to... New Hampshire

For many collectors of antiques, it seems that the whole cult began in the state of New Hampshire. For more than 150 years, devotees of the history of American culture have been heading to the Granite State to load their wagons with treasured artifacts of times past. The notion of the little shop tucked away […]

On the Road to… Florida

On the Road to... Florida

With winter blanketing most of the country in cold and snow, Florida is the place to be in February, especially if you enjoy antiquing and going to antique shows and flea markets! No matter what coast of Florida is in your travel plans, there’s sure to be a show, shop, or event of interest to […]